Portuguese thrash outfit Terror Empire has recruited new drummer João Dourado. This new acquisition is already quite known for his work in Symphonic Black Metal band Antichthon, or Avantgarde Black Metal act Existence: Vøid.
The band also issued the following year end recap:
“2013… It’s been a crazy year, one that marks the end of the touring behind ‘Face the Terror,’ the album that put us on the map. It’s also been the first time we ever had to do a permanent line-up change, on the drumkit. It’s not easy to see a friend go, but we were very fortunate when finding a replacement! Apart from performing regular shows all over the country – making a whole set of new friends – we went abroad for the first time, and we played in Moita Metal Fest, Areeiro Open Air, Hard Club, No Barriers Tour and Lousã’s São João… it was friggin’ amazing!
2014 will be a crucial year for Terror Empire. We’re already writing new songs for the new album. Some are groovier and catchier, but we can promise you a new type of brutality thrash metal has been begging to experience for a long time, now – faster, harsher! We will also continue to point out how fucked up our world really is, it has to be done…
Thank you all for the amazing support. If you have the time to give us a present, simply tell a friend about us. It would mean a lot to us!”